3rd World Hepatitis B Eradication Day  


 On the afternoon of 28th July 2003, i.e. “WORLD HEPATITIS B ERADICATION DAY” the Trust organized an “Awareness Rally” by young basketball players to promote awareness about Hepatitis B amongst the public in Cuttack city. Over 100 basketball players led by their coach D.P. Irani along with members of the trust participated in this rally on bicycle. This began from the Gopabandhu Bhawan, and proceeded through the main thoroughfares – Buxibazar, Choudhury bazaar, Chandni chowk, Chandi chhak, and ended at Barabati stadium.

  A HEPATITIS SYMPOSIUM was organized on 28.7.03 on the occasion of the “WORLD HEPATITIS B ERADICATION DAY”. In this Symposium, liver specialists Dr. S.K. Acharya from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. V.K. Saraswat of SGPGI, Lucknow participated as resource persons. This was attended by physicians, pediatricians, surgeons and postgraduate medical students from all over the state.
The 3rd WORLD HEPATITIS B ERADICATION DAY was observed in the evening on 28 July 2003 at Hotel Surya Kiran, Cuttack. The function was organized by the Hepatitis-B Eradication Mission of Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation (KGF) Cuttack. This was inaugurated by Dr. K.B. Das, DMET of Orissa who praised the Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation for the good work the foundation had done in the field of Hepatitis-B eradication.

He stressed that it was important that Organisations like the Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation should continue the good work of educating the public as well as the doctors in this field. About 200 physicians, pediatricians, media persons, eminent citizens, bureaucrats and school children participated in this meet. To encourage people working in the field of Hepatitis B Eradication, the KGF has instituted an annual award to honour persons who have made remarkable contributions in this field. The Director Medical Education & Training

Prof.K.B. Das gave the 2nd “KGF Sammana” to Dr. N.C. Parija and Dr. Surajit Sahu of Silver City Rotary Club of Cuttack. This award was given to them by the Kalinga  Gastroenterology Foundation for their contributions in the field of spreading awareness about the dreaded Hepatitis B among the poor slum dwellers and organizing free Hepatitis B

vaccination for poor children from the lower socioeconomic strata. This was followed by distribution of awards to winners of the poster competition for school children organised

by the KGF and Rupayan, Cuttack. The awards were distributed by the noted artist Sri Siba Panigrahi.

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